Essentials: Addiction Medicine: The Elephant in the Middle of Healthcare
Substance use disorders are bio-psycho-social illnesses. This presentation will look at the neurobiology of these disorders as chronic diseases and how they impact the physical and emotional well-being of the patient and the society around them.
Goals and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:
- There is a current need for better understanding these problems as they impact they have on chronic patient care.
- There is a need to better understand the importance of treating these illnesses.
- There is a need for greater awareness by healthcare providers of the tenants of addiction medicine to improve the overall care of the patient.
Stephen Wyatt, DO, FAOAAM
AOAAM Past President
Steven Wyatt is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with added subspecialty certification in Addiction Psychiatry. He Completed a NIDA clinical research fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is a CHS professor of psychiatry and an adjunct clinical faculty member of the University of North Carolina. He is the current chairman of the NC psychiatric Association Addiction Psychiatry Committee and the Vice Chair of the Coalition of Physician Education and Substance Use Disorders a national organization focused on addiction medicine medical school education. He participated in the writing of the ASAM Clinical Guidelines for Office Based Opioid Treatment. He is a clinical expert for both that UNC ECHO for Rural Primary Care MAT in North Carolina and the SAMHSA funded Provider Clinical Support System, PCSS; MAT and MIP projects.
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